How is borderline personality disorder (BPD) diagnosed in children?

Updated: Nov 05, 2018
  • Author: Roy H Lubit, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Caroly Pataki, MD  more...
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Andrulonis evaluated a population of 45 children (aged 5-12 years) who met the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Third Edition (DSM-III) , and Gunderson criteria for BPD. [21] The primary behaviors that differentiated these children from the control group were aggression and rage, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), excessive use of fantasy, impulsivity, and poor relationships.


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